How to Apply for a Restraining Order

How to Apply for a Restraining Order

February 2018
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This article was produced by CLS, GHLA, NHLAA, and SLS.

If you are in danger of being hurt...

If you are in danger of being hurt by a family member or someone you are or have been dating, you can ask the family court for a temporary restraining order (TRO). A temporary restraining order is a paper from the court that tells someone to stop hurting, threatening, or stalking you.

If you are in danger right now, call 9-1-1. You can also contact a domestic violence program in Connecticut by calling the 24-hour statewide hotline at 888-774-2900. They can help you with emergency shelter, information, and more.

What if I need the order to last longer?

What is the difference between a temporary restraining order and a protective order?

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Dial 2-1-1 or go to 211ct.org for help with services in your community.

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